The Backyard Golf Society
The weekly Backyard Golf Society game at Emerald on Jan. 17 was played in ideal golfing conditions; the brisk wind keeping the temperature down although it did prove to be tricky to judge on some holes.
Based on reports from the Beaver Bar group, who teed off ahead of us, the starter sent a group of very late players from the land of Samsung off on the 10th so that was good to see.
JJ (2nd left) celebrates his win with the staff at Blue Sky Bar.
The winner of the stableford competition today was Jimmy ‘2 Stone, his 35 points in the windy conditions being a great score so the balls must have been dropping in from all angles.
The near-pin prize went to one of the returning French Canadians (in fact we had 50% of our entire Francophile contingent out today with Don the Divorcer also playing), Randy the Cage Fighter.
The skins were really well spread with 4 to Dan the Diet Whiskey Man, 3 to Randy the Cage Fighter, 2 each to Jimmy 2 Stone and Secondhand Bob (whose cute caddy was apparently attired in QPR stripes today??) and singles to Michelle Chatt (who also won the 4 roll-overs from last week), Kit the Pom, Irish John and Joe 90 (aka Golden Trowel’s Boyfriend) and 1 to the roll-over kitty next week.
Passport Control was interviewing for a possible vacancy in the house at View Talay Villas and missed the golf but he did make it down the road for a drink with the lads. Blue Sky bar was all abuzz when one of Apple’s favourite fellas walked in and brought out a rarely seen smile on the boss’s face.
On a separate issue, congrats to Rod on reaching the grand old age of 70, thus enabling him to play off the silver tees from now on. A great night was had by all at the Wolfhound Bar for the big bash last week.